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ONCE AGAIN LINKED WITH RADAMEL FALCAO

27 May 2008
The media is once again linking Radamel Falcao with Deportivo. The agent of the player talked with reporters and affirmed the Colombian striker is wishing to play at Deportivo. Meanwhile, another attacker performing in the Argentinean league, Germ??n Denis, has been linked with the club. The third name of the day is ?“scar D?­az, playmaker from Elche who affirms to have an offer from Depor.

It seems that Deportivo continues in its quest searching for a new striker. No matter the arrival of Omar Bravo and to have another six strikers in the squad, coach Lotina is asking for a new attacker that will guarantee the goals. It's clear the first option was Radamel Falcao Garc?­a (22). Colombian striker performing at River Plate and that was pretended by the Galician club during the winter window.

Depor offered $12.46 million (€8.3 million) in January, but the deal was refused by River Plate. Then Falcao scored four goals in the Torneo Clausura 2008 plus another four in Copa Libertadores 2008, numbers that raised the value as River Plate is now asking for $20 millions (€13.3 million). Amounts confirmed by Lendoiro himself during a radio interview.

Depor will not pay this amount and it seemed the option of Falcao was discarded. But the agent of the player, N?©stor S?­vori, talked lately with reporters and affirmed the dream of Falcao is to play at Deportivo "Falcao wants to play at Deportivo, he always felt honoured for the interest coming from this club, and he knows the meaning of making the big jump if he joins this team. We are sorry we didn't reach an agreement during the winter window, but it was that River Plate had little time to search for a substitute, and the player is the most important man in that team."

Sivori also confirmed the amounts asked by River Plate "In January, Deportivo offered $12.46 million and now River is asking for $20 millions. Maybe we can reach an agreement between both sides, maybe an intermediary understanding, an amount in which both sides will win something." Falcao joined Colombia's national team and it's currently playing in a tour through Europe. According to Argentinean paper Ol?©, Sivori will take advantage of a match between Colombia and Ireland in London (May 29) in order to negotiate with a European club. The name of this club wasn’t revealed.

Meanwhile, Deportivo has been linked with other South American striker: Germ??n Denis (27). The Argentinean attacker was the best scorer in Torneo Apertura 2007 with Independiente (18 goals) and currently he's second in Torneo Clausura 2008 with nine goals. According to La Voz de Galicia, one of the agents of the striker is reporting that Deportivo has offered less than €6.5 million for him. The problem is that Independiente is asking for more and that his name has been linked with other clubs like Torino, Genoa F.C. and Fiorentina.

Finally, the name of ?“scar D?­az Gonz??lez (24) has been linked with Deportivo. D?­az is a Madrid-born playmaker that joined Elche FC on the year 2006 after spending one year in Real Madrid Castilla. He has played 42 games with Elche and has scored 4 goals (Segunda Divisi??n). He ends his contract in June and according to newspaper La Verdad, the player has rejected the renovation offer of president Mart?­nez Valero and is willing to accept any of the two propositions coming from Primera Divisi??n: RCD Mallorca and Deportivo. According to this source, Elche was offering to the player wages for €260,000. Amount that's inferior to the offers made by the two clubs from Primera.

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